For the past 13 years, Oakland-based band LoCura has crafted their own distinct musical identity: “Califas Canto,” a remix of rhythms and vocal expressions from Spain to California. With the Cajón drum as the pulse, LoCura weaves a tapestry of migratory beats together with lyrical poetry evoking the cultural kaleidoscope of their hometown Oakland. Their themes draw on cultural resilience, immigrants rights & border issues and making another world possible. Ana Tijoux meets Manu Chao with a touch of Lhasa.

DJ Stacks


A newcomer onto the Bay Area scene, DJ Stacks delights herself in dropping pure Afro-diasporic gems. From Bongo Flava to Dancehall, her eclectic DJ set is guaranteed to get the party jumping and take the crowd on musical voyage from Kampala to Kingston.